When Task Manager tells you that overall CPU is 100%, you’d be led to believe that the system is working as hard as it can and has no additional processing capacity available. And when Task Manager reports a process’ CPU at 40%, intuitively you believe that the process is consuming 40% of the system’s total available CPU capacity. Those were reasonably accurate interpretations through Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. …

Aaron Margosis

Windows cybersec nerd. Co-author of Sysinternals books (w/Mark Russinovich). Global Techno Ninja at Tanium; tool maker (Policy Analyzer, LGPO, LUA Buglight;...)

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